Where a rate of interest greater than the maximum permitted by law is contracted for, reserved or received, directly or indirectly, all payments of money or property made on account of such interest, or as inducements to contract for more than the maximum permitted by law, whether made in advance or not, shall be deemed payments made on account of the principal. In an action brought to recover the amount of the obligation the court shall give judgment for no greater amount than the balance determined to be due upon the principal, without interest, after deducting such payments.

Terms Used In Arizona Laws 44-1203

  • Action: includes any matter or proceeding in a court, civil or criminal. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Property: includes both real and personal property. See Arizona Laws 1-215